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The Netherlands abolishes African slavery in the Dutch West Indies

South America, 1857, zoomable map
07/01/1863
The Netherlands abolished African slavery in the Dutch West Indies but required freed slaves in its South American colony of Suriname to stay on their plantations for another ten years. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Junius P. Rodriguez, Chronology of World Slavery (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999), 183.

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